when you have an 8:45 appointment 1.5 hours away in the City the day after it kicks in.
It was a weekend of doctor visits and a little concern.
We went in Saturday morning and saw that 9 follicles had kept growing and were more or less together, while three decided they'd done enough work and stayed behind. This is okay.
So they said that they didn't want to see me till Monday and we went on our merry way.
Then the phone rang mid afternoon.
My estrogen level had almost quadrupled between Wednesday (679) and Saturday (2179). That could mean one of two things:
1. OHSS - Hyperstimulation of the ovaries which sucks rocks and can require hospitalization.
2. One follicle decided to treat the meds like steroids and ramp up way past the rest of them.
Either way it meant I was going back on Sunday. Really freaking early.
More bloodwork (ask me how sick of needles I am, go ahead, I dare you). (Estrogen today was 2279 so all is well)
Another ultrasound (really sick of those too).
Left side decided to kick start one of the follicles up to 18 mm, but the rest aren't too far behind at 16 and 15mm. So we are still on track and I am still taking shots.
Looks like we will trigger tomorrow night for retrieval on Wednesday. Which means we are looking at a transfer on Saturday or next Monday.
We are so close my friends. I hope to have more good news for you regarding embryo quality by the end of this week.
To those that work with me that read this. I will be late tomorrow (Monday) as I have to be in Marin at 8 am. Meh. I'll be in around 9:30 or so.